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Moss Klein

Moss Klein (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, July 27, 1950.)  Now deputy sports editor of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, Moss H. Klein was the paper’s Yankees beat writer for 17 seasons (1976-92).  Klein went on the beat four years after joining The Star-Ledger and landed in the middle of a tumultuous period of Yankees history.  His first season marked the reopening of the renovated Yankee Stadium and the first Yankees pennant since 1964.  Previously, Klein had been primarily a basketball writer and was president of the Metropolitan Basketball Writers (1973-75).  He was a columnist for The Sporting News for 10 seasons (1982-91) and served as chairman of the New York chapter of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1983-84.  Klein also co-authored Damned Yankees (with Bill Madden) in 1990.  After leaving the Yankees beat, he worked on the desk of The Star-Ledger and was named deputy sports editor in 1996.  His father, Willie, was the paper’s sports editor for over 30 years (1962-93) and his older brother, Dave, was a sportswriter and columnist there (1961-95).

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